At once groundbreaking, ambitious, improvisatory, dramatic, and way ahead of its time, La Raza Latina is one of the most extraordinary works of 20th-century jazz.

La Raza Latina is the magnum opus of the Grammy-winning pianist/composer/arranger Larry Harlow, one of the key artists of the legendary Fania Record label. Premiered in 1977 when the New York salsa scene was in full swing, the music explores the African roots of Latin music with each part of the suite progressing in time and space from the origins of salsa in Africa, to its roots in the Caribbean, through its development in New York and finally into a visionary future.